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New report: No Competition Lets Electric Companies Overspend by Billions

A new report by a former federal regulator documents how the lack of competition has let electric utilities overspend billions of dollars in transmission and other projects. 


Go time! Five takeaways from the Solar Bill of Rights Kickoff

It's go time! The Solar Bill of Rights campaign is officially live! A great crowd of solar homeowners, farmers, businesses and workers joined State Senators Scott Wiener and Jim Nielsen on the steps of the State Capitol yesterday to announce the introduction of the Solar Bill of Rights. Here's five takeaways:


Watch: Solar Bill of Rights Kickoff footage

Missed the Solar Bill of Rights Kickoff? We got you covered -- check out the awesome speakers and some news clips. Thanks to Senator Scott Wiener's office for the video footage. 


Four takeaways from LA Mayor Garcetti's big announcement

This week, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the city will shut down three of its natural gas plants within the decade and replace with cleaner energy sources. This could be a big deal for LA residents interested in making and storing their own energy, but who have been put off by the cost or red tape up now. Read on for four takeaways from the announcement.


Are you being switched to a new electricity provider?

A Solar Rights Alliance member contacted us recently after getting a letter informing him that he was being automatically switched to a new electricity provider, The Clean Power Alliance. Many of you are getting letters like these. Is this good or bad for you? 


Four takeaways from the PGE situation

You may be wondering how the PGE bankruptcy will affect rooftop solar, even if you don't live in their service area. We were too, and called some experts to find out. Here's four takeaways:


Thank you! We're 70% on our way to our 2019 goal.

Thanks to the generosity of many solar users, Solar Rights Alliance is starting 2019 in a good financial position to defend and expand the freedom of solar energy in 2019. Our end of the year fundraising drive puts us 70% towards our 2019 budget, a good start for what will be a very busy year.


How we will fight barriers to solar in 2019

As the sun rises over 2019, our top priority is to fend off an expected utility attack on the net metering credit. But solar users might have a shot at knocking down several other big barriers to solar. Here's how your voice will be critical. 


Four Ways to Get More Out of Your Solar Panels

Besides the savings, independence and freedom, solar systems also tend to be relatively low maintenance. Here's four tips to help to ensure that your solar panels perform well for a long time.


Solar Rights Alliance members share their solar experiences

This fall, several Solar Rights Alliance members generously shared their experiences with solar. Together, they paint a picture of the diversity of solar - a farmer, a veteran, a retiree - but also the common values that connect solar users together. Watch them and decide for yourself.